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Top 10 experiences in Bali and the Gili Islands

The most incredible experiences in Bali and the Gili Islands

Bali and the Gili Islands have something for everyone. These islands are incredibly popular destinations in Indonesia and are an ideal place to plan your tour.

Here you’ll find a Top 10 list of the best and most fascinating experiences you can have in Bali and the Gili Islands.

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1. Tirta Empul – Sacred water temple

If you need to let your hair down and take a break from all the culture, head to the most popular island of the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan. If you’re a young party-loving backpacker, Trawagan is the place for you. There are plenty of facilities for travelers and plenty of bars, beach restaurants and dive centers.

2. Gili Trawangan

If you need to let your hair down and take a break from all the culture, head to the most popular island of the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan. If you’re a young party-loving backpacker, Trawagan is the place for you. There are plenty of facilities for travelers and plenty of bars, beach restaurants and dive centers.

3. Secret Monkey Forest

In Ubud you will also find the Secret Monkey Forest nature reserve, which is a very wellknown attraction in Bali. Home to over 1000 monkeys, you can walk among them and feed them.

The forest is open daily and it’s best to visit early as the temperature is more bearable in the early morning hours. Some of the monkeys can get a little aggressive, but just stick to your guide and the instructions you’re given and you’re good to go.

4. Mount Agung

Now that you’re on a volcanic island, an obvious stop on your journey is Mount Agung in the Karangasem district. This revered volcano on Bali’s east coast measures 3031 meters above sea level and is the largest mountain you’ll find in Bali. So if you’re looking for a wild sight to behold, visit this majestic mountain and enjoy the green landscape and beautiful rice terraces that surround it.

5. Seminyak

If you’re a true bon vivant, then you need to visit one of Bali’s best beaches. Seminyak not only has a gorgeous all-inclusive beach, but also offers a slew of luxury hotels and has the city bustling day and night. You won’t be bored in this bon vivant’s paradise, but be careful when heading out into the waves as they can get quite high.

6. Munduk

In Bali’s beautiful green highlands lies the town of Munduk, with pure nature. A great place to visit if you want to relax and enjoy the breathtaking landscape that Bali has to offer.

There are also a lot of taste experiences waiting for you, as coffee, cocoa and all kinds of fruits are grown here. In addition, you can enjoy the beautiful waterfall close to the city and take a dip in the water.

7. Lovina

Take a trip to Lovina if you want to get up close and personal with the locals. You can even go fishing with local, experienced fishermen. Lovina is also home to a huge market where you’ll find traders from all over the world, and your imagination is the only limit to the goods you can buy.

Finally, make time to head down to the beaches of Lovina, which are blackened by volcanic sand and are a must-see on Bali tours.

8. Goa Gajah – Elephant Cave

Near Ubud you’ll find a rock-cut cave with an entrance shaped like a demon’s mouth. This is Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave, as it is also called.

The cave is home to a number of sacred segments of both Buddhism and Hinduism. So be sure to explore this exciting sacred place where you can find a statue of the elephant-headed god, Ganesha.

9. Kintamani cycling

For the active traveler, a downhill bike ride from Kintamani to Ubud is an incredibly popular activity. Enjoy the fresh breeze and a long ride through green Bali with views of rice terraces, coffee plantations, temples and an overall breathtaking landscape.

10. Tanah Lot

Finally, there is perhaps the most popular and most photographed temple in Bali, Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot means “land in the sea” and with good reason, as the temple rests on a large rock and looks out over the beautiful sea on the coastline 13 km south of Tabanan.

There’s every reason to get your camera out, as this is an iconic spot for photography that completes any adventure trip to Bali.

Bali and the Gili Islands are something special

With opportunities for relaxing on the divine beaches, exploring the beautiful coral reef, diving, partying and much more, it’s definitely a paradise where you’ll always have the most exciting experiences. A tour to Bali and the Gili Islands is adventure travel in nature and paradise.

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